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News: 02-11-2013


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Adventures of a Future Teacher Blog on SOE Website

New to the SOE Website: Middle Grades Education Major Canesha Hewett will be blogging about her student teaching experience throughout her final semester at UNCG. Follow Canesha on her journey to becoming an educator by reading her blog here or on the SOE homepage. Please feel free to send her encouragement, and direct your students to her blog to ask her questions along the way.


E-Beam Training

E-beam makes your classroom interactive with your existing whiteboard,

projector, Mac or PC computer.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Time- 9am – 10am

Where: SOEB 302

Contacts: Sandra Bates-Hart or Lori Warner


Coffee Talk With the Dean

Dean Wixson will host her next Coffee Talk on Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. in room 301 SOEB. Everyone is invited to attend. Your questions, comments and ideas are welcome.


Staff Assembly

SOE Staff Assembly will be held this Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00am in room 301 SOEB. All SOE staff are invited to attend. Michelle Cathorall, Director of Healthy UNCG will give a presentation on the programs and services offered by Healthy UNCG including an overview of the Personal Wellness Profile (PWP).


Friends of the UNCG Libraries Event

Wednesday, February 13 — UNCG alum Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home, will host a talk with a book signing to follow (books will be available for purchase at the event). Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, 7 p.m. FREE and open to the public. See poster for more details


MAS Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the SOE Mentoring/Advising/Supervising (MAS) Award. The deadline for submission of nominations is Monday, February 25 at 5:00pm. Please view for more information on the MAS Award and the Nomination Form.


Nominations Now Open for UNCG School of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the UNCG School of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards. Please nominate a School of Education alumnus/a by Friday, March 1 in one of the following Award categories: Early Career Award, Distinguished Career Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, and Distinguished Service Award. Recipients and nominators will be notified via email if chosen for award. Awards will be presented in May 2013 (details forthcoming). Contact Rachel Williams for more information at

To submit a nomination, please click here

Note: If you submitted an Alumni Awards Nomination Form before January 1, 2013, the Dean’s Office may have not received your form. Please resubmit your nomination via the online form or email a copy of your submitted application to Rachel Williams at


2013-2014 School of Education Student Scholarship Application Now Online

The School of Education 2013-2014 scholarship application will be available from February 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013. All scholarship recipients will be notified by email in June; with a formal letter to follow in August. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and other specific criteria for certain scholarships. Priority is given to students who have already been admitted or will have applications pending admission into the School of Education by the end of the Spring 2013 semester. Please direct questions to Meggan Reagan in the Office of Student Services, or (336) 334-3410.

Click here to view the SOE Scholarship Application Form


Save the Date – Value Added Information Workshop

Friday, February 22, 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm
UNCG School of Education Building

Please join the SOE Office of Research for a half-day workshop on Value Added Information – what it is, how it is being used to evaluate classroom teachers, and potential areas for research.

RSVP your attendance interest by Friday, February 8 to Rachel Williams at

Speakers to include:

Dr. Roderick A. Rose, Senior Research Associate, School of Social Work, UNC Chapel-Hill

Dr. Rachel McBroom, Professional Development Consultant, Sandhills/South Central Region

Dr. Don Martin, Superintendent, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Dr. Marty Ward, Director of Research, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop.

There will be an open brainstorming session with guest speakers following lunch from 1:30pm-2:30pm for those of you able to attend.

Who Should Attend: All SOE faculty and graduate students, as well as Council of Program Coordinators (CPC) members.

Why Should You Attend? All faculty need to better understand exactly how Value Added is determined and how organizations like NCATE (CAPE) plan to use this information to assess and compare the quality of licensure programs.

Additional information will be sent out prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Terry Ackerman at


UNCG Professional Development Symposium Agenda

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center

Registration: 8:00—8:30 a.m.

Session 1: 8:30 a.m. —2:45 p.m.

Update on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

Clive Robbins, PhD, Duke University

Lunch: 12-1:00 p.m. (on your own—onsite dining available)

2 Concurrent Sessions (Choose One) 3:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

New Distress Tolerance Protocol Using Components of ACT and DBT with Emotion Exposure

Matt McKay, PhD, Wright Institute [*This session will be an interactive broadcast via video feed]

Or Mindfulness and Meditation in Clinical Practice: A Developmental Aid for Emerging Adults and Beyond

Holly Rodgers, MD, Duke University

Register online by clicking HERE and completing the form. Space is limited so register soon!

$75 for professional, $35 for non-UNCG students


21st Century Leadership Program Selects Participants

On February 1, a total of 13 teams were selected to participate in the 21st Century Leadership Program, which is a collaborative program between the ELC and LIS departments, funded by a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The objective of the 21st Century Leadership and Instructional Technology Facilitator Certification Program is to build the capacity of rural, economically disadvantaged school districts in North Carolina to successfully infuse technology rich instruction into schools to improve teaching and learning. This program will prepare leadership teams to successfully manage the transition to a 21st Century Learning Environment and provide graduate coursework to individuals interested in achieving a 079 Certificate in Instructional Technology Facilitation to support classroom teachers in effective use of technology for instructional practice.  The program is designed to target rural schools experiencing difficulties in attracting certified Instructional Technology Facilitators, and integrates a “grow-your-own” strategy aimed at developing highly qualified individuals internally that are prepared to lead the transformation of teaching and learning. Ann Davis and Larry Coble from ELC will be conducting the yearlong leadership and coaching development for this project.

Click here to read a list of the participating school districts and ITF candidates.


Welcome Back

Please welcome back Sharlene O’Neil as temporary support staff for the Dean’s Office. Her office will be located in Room 320 SOEB, outside Terry Ackerman’s Office.


The HERP Project Free Community Event

Come join The HERP Project for a family-oriented, free community event on Sunday, February 24 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center in Efland, NC. Click here to view flyer


Student/Faculty/Alumni Accomplishments

The Department of Library and Information Studies was well represented at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2013 Conference held in Seattle, WA January 22 – 25.  Six faculty members, one Ph.D. student, and one MLIS alumna presented papers, convened sessions, served as panelists and presented posters at the event. Abstracts may be found at—2013—abstracts. A listing of individual participants and their work follows.

Doctoral Students to ALISE Essay Competition

Scholarship and Grant Winner:  Nancy Poole, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Student LIS/TEHE

Juried PaperWho Do You Know? A Study of Connectedness in Online Education and Employment

Presenters: Fatih Oguz, Assistant Professor, and Nancy Poole, Ph.D. Student

Juried PaperOnline Student Experiences: Inquiry Supporting LIS Education

Presenters: Fatih Oguz, Assistant Professor; Anthony Chow, Assistant Professor; Clara Chu, Professor and Department Chair; and Mimi Smith‐DeCoster, MLIS alumna

Juried PanelQuestioning the LIS Internship: Who is the Learner?

Presenters: Nora Bird, Assistant Professor, and Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, Jackson Library.  Also selected for the ALISE@ALA presentation, American Library Association (ALA)  Mid-Winter Conference, January 26.

SIG Program – Connectedness in Online Education and Employment: An EgoCentric Social Network Analysis

Panelists: Fatih Oguz, Assistant Professor, and Nancy Poole, Ph.D. Student

SIG ProgramBeautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education

Convener: Nora Bird

Special Session – What of Diversity? (Always the Beautiful and Essential Question): An Ignite Session on Ideas You Can Use To Advance Diversity

Convener and Presenter: Clara M. Chu, Professor and Department Chair

Works-in-Progress Posters – A Model of Resilience and the Role of Human Information Behavior

Julie Hersberger, Associate Professor

Christine Murray (CED) was recently featured in an article in the Greensboro News & Record on “See the Triumph”, a new website and blog that offers support for people in abusive relationships. Christine also submitted an Op-ed article entitled Domestic Violence: Fact from Fiction.

Lalenja Harrington, director of academic life for Beyond Academics, was recently featured in a Campus Weekly article, which also discussed work done by Stephanie Kurtts and undergraduate SES students.

Jayme Linton, a doctoral student in Teacher Education in the TEHE department, has been selected as one of the National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch” educators for the 2012-2013 school year. This special recognition was launched as one of the 20th anniversary events at NSBA’s 2006 T+L Conference to identify emerging leaders who will be helping to shape the world of education technology for the next 20 years.

In addition, Jayme also received a phone call from the North Carolina Technology in Education Society. The phone call went something like this: “You were nominated for the Outstanding Leader Award, but we feel that you are deserving of the Making IT Happen award, which is our most prestigious award. We get a lot of nominations for Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Leader, and Media Specialist Award, and we select the top candidate to receive the Making IT Happen award. We’ve selected you!” Congratulations to Jayme Linton for being recognized as an outstanding young educator and a leader in the field of instructional technology and teacher education.

Rachel Smith (MLIS student) has been nominated as an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program Fellow. Smith is one of only 10 fellows selected to participate in this competitive diversity recruitment program. The ARL Career Enhancement Program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, gives MLIS students from underrepresented groups an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing a fellowship experience that includes an internship in an ARL member library.

Recent Faculty Publications and Presentations

Craig Peck (ELC) recently authored the following publication:

  • Peck, C. (2013). Freedom through control: B. F. Skinner and classroom management theory. In B. J. Irby, G. Brown, R. Lara-Alecio, & S. Jackson (Eds.), The handbook of educational theories (pp. 691-698). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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